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Firearms use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents is declining, and less-lethal force is also down, according to data obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The decrease comes as fewer people are crossing the border illegally and after the agency overhauled how force should be deployed at the border.

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Arizona legislators are moving to tighten the state's law on capital punishment by eliminating three of the 14 so-called "aggravating factors" that can be the basis for imposing death sentences.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Thursday fixing problems with opioid legislation that he and lawmakers rushed to pass last year but resulted in some legitimate patients struggling to get pills they need.

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Mark Kelly's campaign for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning.

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A nurse facing criminal charges in the rape of an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

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